Regulator plans new pension safeguards

Providers will be required to do more checks

Bettencourt case set to grip France

Ten go on trial in Paris accused of exploiting L’Oreal heiress

Abe takes to fairways to pitch pay rises

Prime minister courts corporate leaders at Japan’s country clubs

Axis-PartnerRe deal reshapes reinsurance

Merger is latest sign of industry consolidation

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: A woman looks at damage in the Rockaway neighborhood where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. With the death toll currently at 55 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the affects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Hurricane Sandy. JFK airport in New York and Newark airport in New Jersey expect to resume flights on Wednesday morning and the New York Stock Exchange commenced trading after being closed for two days. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Blue skies create a reinsurance tragedy

John Dizard wonders if the lack of storm losses has turned reinsurers into ‘climate refugees’

Quindell talks to Slater & Gordon on sale

Insurance claims processor’s shares rise on news

Use markets to stop the next Ebola crisis

‘Pandemic bonds’ could inject private-sector rigour into global medical bureaucracies

St James’s Place boosts assets by 17%

Fee-based investment firm benefits from regulatory reforms

RSA to fight Irish case ‘tooth and nail’

Former head of Ireland unit launches constructive dismissal case

Banks and brokers net £45m for Aviva deal

Friends Life takeover to lead to 1,500 job cuts

UK insurers shun policies for social care

Cool industry response is blow to flagship coalition scheme

Insurance fund to review terrorism cover

Payouts depend on property damage — leaving a gap over disruption

Towergate bondholders move to gain control

Plan involves putting broker into a ‘pre-packaged administration

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Car party in Detroit; MetLife, oil projects, and drug deals also in the news

Quindell’s new deputy chairman exits FRC

Sutcliffe leaves board after criticism over share options

Boost for annuities cash-in idea

Providers to consider pension minister’s proposal

Chief forges new path for the Saganauts

Batchelor vows to ‘reset the relationship’ with investors

Savers opt for secure retirement

Most will not blow cash on holidays and cars — report

MetLife to challenge systemic risk label

Insurer takes on regulator to escape Fed oversight

Morrison – the ditching of Dalton Philips

Successor will do the heavy lifting the board hopes will revive the struggling chain

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